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Newly Acquired - La Juive

October 20, 2020

Music has always formed an essential component of the Klau Library’s efforts to represent the Jewish experience in the full sweep of geography and history, of form and genre.

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Aqedat Yitshak: A Knotty Inquest

September 16, 2020

In a few short days, Jews around the world will gather in the synagogue - in person and virtually - to participate in the prayer services and rituals of Rosh Hashanah.
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Sharing Meals for Physically Distant Spiritually Connected Shabbat

July 23, 2020

Shabbat meals with friends are possibly the social gatherings we have missed most during COVID-19.

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The Diverse Talents of Eduard Birnbaum

June 16, 2020

One of the pleasures of cataloging manuscripts is the rare moment that you find something completely unexpected.

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A Song for Shavuot

May 28, 2020

A Shir for Shavuot Shavuot is here!


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Journey Towards Revelation

May 11, 2020

At the Klau library we are privileged to have several unique manuscripts for the counting of the Omer, the period of 49 days between Passover and Shavuot.

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One Palestine Complete

April 29, 2020

In 1920, the British government decided to transfer administration of Palestine from military to civilian control.

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The Many Modes of Matzah

April 02, 2020

What do you think of when you imagine a piece of matzah? For many Jews today, the iconic image of the unleavened bread is square, perforated, and extra crunchy.

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Purim of Padua

March 06, 2020

Purim is almost here! In anticipation of the holiday, we are looking this week at lesser-known celebrations of a similar nature, known as “local Purims.”

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